Motherland: Fort Salem Season 2: Scylla Questions Willa; Alder & Tally

After a season break that left viewers wondering what the future would hold for Raelle (Taylor Hickson), Tally (Jessica Sutton), Abigail (Ashley Nicole Williams), and the rest of the witch military heading into the second season of Freeform's Motherland: Fort Salem, the action and intrigue returns Tuesday night. But the first season was nothing compared to what lies ahead, as they face danger like no other- a danger returning from the darkest days of witch history to launch a new, deadlier assault. With The Camarilla back, our heroes will find themselves siding with the terrorist organization the Spree for both groups' very survival. But loyalties will be tested and new alliances formed as more truths rise to the surface. To help get fans ready, Freeform released two new sneak previews that are perfect examples of how the sands are shifting on what viewers thought they knew.

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In the first clip, Scylla (Amalia Holm) has some serious questions for Willa (Diana Pavlovská) about the Bellweather wedding attack. Following that, General Alder (Lyne Renee) and the other Biddies show Tally their gratitude for her sacrifice:

In the following preview images for season-opener "Of the Blood," Alder (Lyne Renee) has renewed hope when new witches are discovered (uh-oh). Meanwhile, Raelle and Abigail return to base packing some new firepower and Tally struggles with her newfound role as a Biddy:

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And in advance of the Season 2 premiere, Freeform launched an interactive "Witch Test" website in support of Motherland: Fort Salem. Fans will be given five tests, ranging from vocal tests to perception tests. The tests will analyze if a viewer is a "witch" or a "civilian." Those deemed a witch will then take the oath and get a digital medallion. So if you think you have the blood of our great witch ancestors, take the test: Motherlandwitchtest.com.

Here's a look back at the official trailer for the second season that was released last week:

Now here's a look back at some of Freeform's previously-released teasers as well as the episode overviews for the first two episodes:

Motherland: Fort Salem Season 2, Episode 1 "Of the Blood": Despite the threat of the Camarilla, the discovery of new witches gives Alder hope. Tally struggles with her role as a Biddy, and Raelle and Abigail return to Fort Salem with their mysterious new abilities. Written by Eliot Laurence.

Motherland: Fort Salem Season 2, Episode 2 "Abomination": The Unit begins War College, introducing them to their Coven and new challenges. Anacostia and Scylla find themselves unlikely partners in a dangerous mission. Tally mentors a new recruit. Written by Brian Studler.

In the anticipated second season of "MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM," premiering summer 2021, Raelle, Tally and Abigail confront higher stakes, dangerous magic and a new threat from an ancient group of witch-hunters, the Camarilla. In the first season, we saw our trio of young witches follow in the footsteps of their foremothers, defending the nation from The Spree as part of the United States Army. Their training is intensified when they are promoted to attend War College, where their magic, relationships and beliefs will be pushed to the limits. While General Alder seeks out new witches to join the wars to come, The Spree and the Army learn their fight may no longer be with one another. But how can two enemies work together to thwart a hatred that won't stop until all witches are exterminated?

Written and created by Laurence, Freeform's Motherland: Fort Salem stars Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney, and Lyne Renee. Laurence, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick, Amanda Tapping, Erin Maher, Kay Reindl, and Bryan Q. Miller serving as executive producers. Joining the cast this season are Victor Webster (Workin' Moms), Mellany Barros (Chad), Praneet Akilla (Nancy Drew), Ess Hödlmoser (The Boys), and Arlen Aguayo (The Good Doctor).

Webster's Blanton Silver is Vice President of the United States. When his daughter is discovered to be a witch, Silver tries to adjust to her newfound identity. Barros' Penelope Silver is the only child of the Vice President who accidentally discovers she is a witch. She is enthusiastic, passionate, yet overwhelmed while she navigates this shift from civilian to military life. Akilla's Gregorio is a male witch from the upper echelons of military witch society (like Abigail). He has huge opinions about how male witches are treated in a female-dominant witch army- and makes them known. Hödlmoser plays M, a second-year soldier in War College who is very protective of our Unit, and any witch in their coven. Aguayo's Nicte is someone from Alder's past who helped shape her into who she is now.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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